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FdA Business and Management Practice

Foundation Degree Fd(A)

The Foundation Degree in Business and Management Practice provides a practical business education programme for those who wish to study at Higher Education level in their local area. Designed in cooperation with and supported by employers, the course has a strong focus on employability skills appropriate to the workplace and you can continue in employment whilst studying.  

You will have the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice Level 6 ‘Top-Up’ final year at either at Abingdon & Witney College or Solihull College or to the BA (Hons) Business and Management final year at Oxford Brookes University.

Available start dates

September 2018 / September 2019

Teaching location

Abingdon and Witney College / Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years
  • Part time: 3 years

UCAS code

N20N (Abingdon and Witney) / N2N2 (Solihull)

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee : 2018/19: £4,500

International - full time off-campus fee : 2018/19: £8,200 (not available at Solihull College)

Where part time fee are quoted this is for the first year only. Fees may increase in following years.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the Foundation Degree programme should normally meet one of the following sets of requirements:

Three passes at GCSE (grades A – C) or O-level (grades A – C), normally including Mathematics and English Language



A minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level.


A National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other level 3 vocational qualification.


Exceptionally, applicants who can demonstrate, through an extended CV, references and interview, that they have the knowledge and abilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the level 3 qualification, listed above may be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

International and EU applications

Preparation courses for International and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help students meet the academic and English language entry requirements for their courses and also familiarise them with university life.

Find out more about the international foundation pathways we offer and our pre-sessional English language courses.

Country specific entry requirements

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information and local representatives who can help you to apply, please have a look at our country specific information pages.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply for this course through UCAS.

International applications

This course is not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Find out more

For full details about studying Business and Management Practice, please visit the College website.